Innis & Gunn Cask Strength Oak Aged Beer

Innis & Gunn
Formerly brewed at Belhaven (Greene King)

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland


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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
Bottle: Pasteurised.
Brewed by Belhaven for Innis & Gunn
Ingredients: Golden Promise and crystal malt; Phoenix hops.
""Innis & Gunn are delighted to present this stunning Cask Strength edition Oak Aged Beer.""

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
agibney (6) - South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2012 does not count
Enjoyed in the lovely Whiski bar in Edinburgh, only served in half-pints due to the percentage. Most enjoyable, not too strong a taste for a 7% beer. Actually quite light for a dark beer. Loved it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marduk (7022) - Reval, ESTONIA - OCT 8, 2012
330ml bottle. Deep copper color. Medium size off-white head appears. Intensive malts, oak in aroma. Notable roasted malts, oak, whiskey in flavor. Tar like mild bitterness. Feels kind of unnatural.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
peral2 (579) - SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2012
OK. Hade vntta mig en lite mer spnnande l. Inte s mycket "toner" i vare sig arom eller smak. Borde varit mer humlerik.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 17, 2012
rbesg07, first beer of the day. dull amber coloured with minimal head; simpl vanilla and caramel aroma; some honeyish sweetness but nasty bandaids in the finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kylechaney (10) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2012
Bottle poured into what looked like an oversized champagne flute. A truly different beer than Ive.tried. strong strong smells of vanilla and oak. Tastes like vanilla, toffee, caramel and wood. Went down real easy. Would definitely order again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markwise (5382) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 18, 2011
Thanks to PaulUnwin for the share. Pours a clear amber-orange with a small off-white head. Nose is big oak, vanilla, wood, slight peat, a hint of smoke and lots of malt throughout. Flavor is similar with oak, wood, vanilla, big malt, slight peat, and small smoke throughout. Light to medium in body and enjoyable overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
RocksBrewer (5) - Alabama, AUSTRALIA - JUN 26, 2011 does not count
The waffs of vanilla and wood are great on opening the bottle. So to the oaked flavour through the beer. This served to remind me well since I had not had it in 3 years. What I did not remember was the high residual sweetness and low bitterness. Pulling apart the beer this one was not seasonalble or satiating, seeming more like a tricked-up high gravity brewed lager with a high mash stand temp to give excess dextrins. With all the flavours going on from the oak, it needed less sweetness and more balance to make me have another ... which is still sitting there ... looking at me!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
alobar (3688) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2011
Clear copper color. Not much aroma-some caramel and oak. Sweet beer-lots of malt, caramel mostly with light hints of oak. Nice beer. Easy drinker.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (14039) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2011
Bottled, 330ml from Sainsburys in Banbury, aged 4 yrs. Dark copper with white head, floaters. Im finding that many of the I&G beers are on the sugary sweet side for me, this has a heavy caramel note with hints of burnt mollasses. There is an overriding alcohol note, not sure if this is from the barrels, but Im not really noticing an oaky flavour. Overall quite reasonable though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hammy78 (964) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2010
Sampled at the last Toronto Food and Wine Festival. Tasted bitter and of oak, if my memory serves correctly. I didnt mind it at all.

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